According to Halacha (Shulchan Oruch, Orach Chaim 228:1) one says עושה מעשה בראשית on seeing the sea.
Does one make a Bracha on seeing the Dead Sea?
Is it a proper sea? If so, what is the correct Bracha? Appreciate sources.


Bottom line, it's a machlokes.. Dose of Halacha writes:

While R’ Benzion Abba Shaul (Ohr Letzion 2:14:40n) writes that one should say ..oseh maaseh bereishis upon seeing the Dead Sea, R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo 23:n43) and R’ Shmuel Wosner (Shevet Halevi 9:47) held that one doesn’t recite a beracha as it was not created during the Six Days of Creation (Rashi, Bereishis 14:3).

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